Redefining Community Foundations
The CEO of the largest merged community foundation in the world reflects on the changing interests and identity of its donors.
For nearly 100 years, community foundations have defined themselves as place-based organizations concerned exclusively with improving a specific local geography. The merger that resulted in Silicon Valley Community Foundation—a community whose geographic location, interests, and identity cannot be placed on any one map—raises profound questions about whether traditional definitions of place and community can or even should remain constant in a century when people are increasingly global...
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